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Squares, Diamonds, Rounds

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Knit/Crochet a Square or Diamond

What you need

8ply wool

5mm Knitting needles or 5mm crochet hook

What you have to do

Square

Cast on 30 stitches. Knit every row until desired length. If you want to knit a bigger square, cast on in increments of 10 stitches eg 40 stitches, 50 stitches.

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

If your square isn’t perfect don’t worry. We also accept rectangles and odd assortments of knitting and crochet. We can use all shapes and sizes to sew together to cover larger areas.

If you would like to try some fancy stitches for your square, you are most welcome. Have some fun with them and be as creative as you like. For example, you might like to knit a square then crochet a raised flower into the centre in a different colour.

Diamond

Cast on 2 stitches.

Knit first row

2nd row – increase one stitch at the beginning of row.

Increase one stitch at the beginning of each row until you have 40 stitches in your diamond. If you want a bigger diamond, increase in increments of 10 stitches eg 50, 60.

Knit one row.

Decrease first stitch of each row until you have 2 stitches left. Cast off and weave in the tail with a crochet hook.

 

 

 

Crochet

Square

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A square or triangle can be crocheted using the following stitch or a combination of stitches.  Have some fun and experiment with different stitches.

 

Double crochet (dc)

Make 30 chain. [The number of chain you begin with is dependent on how wide you want your finished piece. It may be more or less than 30 chain.]
Insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, catch yarn and draw loop through the chain – results in two loops on hook. Place yarn round hook and draw through 2 loops to complete the double crochet (dc) stitch.
Make 1 double crochet (dc) in each chain across the row.
After the last stitch, chain 1 and turn.
Insert hook in 1st stitch to start the next row.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond

 What you need

8ply wool
4.25mm or 4.5mm crochet hook
Extra wool and yarn needle for joining

What you have to do

Step 1: Ch2.

Step 2: 2dc into 2nd chain from hook, ch1, turn.

Step 3: 2dc into 1st stitch (to increase by one stitch), dc into each stitch to end, ch1, turn.

Repeat Step 3 until you have increased to 28 stitches.

Begin to decrease.

Step: 2dc together (to decrease by 1 stitch), dc into each stitch to end, ch1, turn.

Continue this step until there are only 2 stitches left, then dc last 2 stitches together.

Fasten off.

Weave in the ends.